Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{m+l} our names in a tree

we went camping over labor day weekend
and i got a BUNCH of wood from a construction site for FREE!! yaay! 
i was so excited. i will be showing you little ways i used up this wood.
at random times, in random posts.

here's #1
on a little block of wood.

my hubby & i met in high school.
we carved our names in a tree one time 
at a park in layton, ut.
with a key.
we went back to check it out a couple times.
who knows if it is still there. that was 5-6 years ago. (ish).
anywho. i have seen wood burning & drawings of tree carvings.
and i love them. 
since i actually did this, i wanted to re-create it.
but a little more save-able and not on a random tree in a park.

i originally started this post as a tutorial.
this is how far i got:

pencil it:                                        x-acto it:       

carve it:                                       ink it:

AND then....
i just started carving, painting, inking, painting, sanding
in different orders til i got something i liked.
so i stopped the tutorial.
sorry.
and i ended up with this:

i love it! & my hubby does too.

BE IN LOVE!


i entered this project in @ crafting with the stars!




16 comments :

  1. It looks awesome! What a great idea!

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  2. Really sweet idea!

    Holly
    www.lifeasathrifter.blogspot.com

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  3. LOVE IT!!! So beautiful and original! Great idea. My hubby would love this one too :) Good luck with Crafting with the Stars!!!

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  4. Lauryn, that is a REALLY good idea! I've got a bunch of scrap wood from various projects, and this is a really cute idea for some random piece of wood that doesn't have a home!! I may just have to be inspired by u!

    LOL and I TOTALLY understand how tutorials get away from you sometimes :)

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  5. How cute and romantic! I'd love to do this.

    Jennifer
    www.miss-maggiesplace.com

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  6. I love this. My Hubs is my HS sweetie too. This is the second day in a row I was drawn to one of your projects at a linky party. :)

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  7. hey i entered too! awesome job, and good luck! eeek!!!

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  8. Found you on Happy Hour Freestyle Friday, loving this post! I'm a new follower, stop by and say Hi if you get a chance http://wedemeyerfamily.blogspot.com

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  9. What a cool idea! I don't like it when people graffiti on trees, but I do like this idea!!!!

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  10. I love this idea!! So personalized & sweet! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

    christinasadventures.com

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  11. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button! Also, this week's link party is up and running, so don't forget to link up!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/i-went-through-last-weeks-link-ups-and.html
    ~Macy

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  12. This is so beautiful! I featured you on my blog AGAIN tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :) Come grab a button! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/09/your-whims-wednesday-25-and-features.html

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  13. Quick question on this. What kind of ink did you use? I'm hoping to try this craft in the future.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. allison: thanks for the question! i used a color box stamp pad-it was a dark chestnut brown. i also used brown paint to create the "tree lines". i white washed everything to dim the appearance of the ink.
    let me know if you have any more questions and i'd be happy to answer them!
    {love} lauryn

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  15. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I'd love to see you link up again tomorrow!

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  16. That's neat! Now you've got me wanting to go look for the tree my hubby put our initials in twenty some years ago.

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i love comments! thank you for taking the time to write me a message, and for making me smile. :)
{love} lauryn

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